Jessica Korda leads Women's Australian Open

Updated: 11 February 2012 14:35 IST

American teenager Jessica Korda moved into position for a two-sport, father-daughter Australian double, shooting an even-par 73 on Saturday to take the third-round lead in the Women's Australian Open at difficult Royal Melbourne.

Jessica Korda leads Women's Australian Open

Melbourne:

American teenager Jessica Korda moved into position for a two-sport, father-daughter Australian double, shooting an even-par 73 on Saturday to take the third-round lead in the Women's Australian Open at difficult Royal Melbourne.

Korda, the 18-year-old daughter of 1998 Australian Open men's singles tennis champion Petr Korda, had a 4-under 215 total in the LPGA Tour opener on the historic club's composite course, the 2011 Presidents Cup venue that is hosting a women's professional event for the first time.

So Yeon Ryu, the U.S. Women's Open champion who took a one-stroke lead into the third round, was a stroke back along with fellow South Korean player Hee Kyung-seo and Australia's Nikki Campbell. Ryu shot a 76, Seo had a 75, and Campbell a 70.

Top-ranked Yani Tseng, the Australian winner the last two years at Commonwealth Golf Club, topped the group at 2 under after a 71. The Taiwanese star was still smarting from a three-hole stretch Friday in her second-round 76 when she dropped six strokes with a quadruple-bogey 8 and two bogeys.

Canada's Lorie Kane and American Katie Futcher also were 2 under. Kane had a 72, and Futcher shot a 71.

Topics : Golf So Yeon Ryu Jessica Korda Yani Tseng
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